When we moved into our new home there were a few things that I wanted to change. I really wanted to make these changes immediately but it has taken time to make it through my list. One thing that I knew had to go was the rattan shade that was hanging on our front door.
It’s not horrible. It’s just not my style. Add that to the fact that every time the door is swung open or closed the shade would swing back and forth. Basically it had to go, but I still needed something to cover the glass in the door up for privacy reasons. I got a little crafty and created this Faux Etched Glass Front Door. Beautiful and functional.
I really didn’t want to do anything permanent to the door because you never know when a redecorating urge will take over. While I was browsing a vinyl site I stumbled upon some Etched Glass Vinyl. I knew that I just HAD to find something fantastic to do with this stuff.
I used my Silhouette to cut out a beautiful quarterfoil pattern. At first I was a little nervous how it would all turn out but it actually ended up being pretty easy.
The first step was to make sure the glass was super clean and lint free. I measured each piece of glass and just set my cutting area to those measurements. Then I used some transfer tape to apply them to the inside of the door. I had a few bubbles pop up so I used a needle to “pop” them and push the air out. I’m showing you what it looks like from the inside as well. A lot more light is coming in through the door, which I love, but looking from the outside in it really provides a lot of privacy.
When I ordered the etching glass vinyl I was a little skeptical, however the effect is awesome. It really does look like beautifully etched glass, just without the commitment. I also feel like it has really brightened up my door too! Instead of the dark rattan shade looming behind the glass there is the light etched vinyl.
Ah I just love love LOVE it.
I’m so happy with my Faux Etched Glass Front Door, so glad I finally tackled it! While it took awhile to complete, it turned out to be so much easier than I thought. It also turned out so much more beautiful then I thought it would.
If you noticed my Summer Lemon Wreath on my door and want to read more about it, you can HERE.
Last week I shared my latest completed project. Come see my Bright Living Room Wall Gallery and a peak at what it started off as.
Have a great day!